We´ve all used Netflix,
but most of us (developers included) do not know how to deliver or implement encrypted video to the browser ourselves.
I´d like to invite you to join me as I recap my journey into reverse engineering Netflix.
I’ll let you know how I came to understand the messy, monstrous world of DRMed videos on the web,
how fragmented this ecosystem is, and who is in control of what.
It´s a depressing but fun journey full of WTFs and technical/legal contraints that I had no idea about when I first set sail
watching Netflix on my Raspberry PI.
Usage of web video behind a paywall is rising constantly (see *1) and every
device with a display that iss produced nowadays comes with some sort of web browser that should be able to play all videos (Hint: It´s not that easy).
Cisco estimated that by the end of this year, 80 to 90 percent of all global internet
traffic will come from video data (see *2).
Based on these unbelievably high stats, I believe that every web developer
would benefit from a basic understanding of the mechanics behind “DRMed” videos on the web
and the history behind them.
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